Egger reported in mid-November it has started construction on its first U.S. manufacturing plant. Construction of the particleboard plant in Lexington, NC began after the North Carolina Dept. of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued an air quality permit. The plant is expected to open in 2020.

Earlier this year Egger broke ground on its corporate office building in Lexington. The building will include 80 work places for its North American office staff and serve as the base for all plant operations.

Egger has already hired 50 employees through its Apprentice Training Program with Davidson County Community College. Egger will hire 400 over the next six years.